Dereliction of Duty

Dereliction of Duty

The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security

eBook - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The author, a U.S. Air Force colonel who carried the nuclear codes for Bill Clinton during his presidency, offers his own inside account of the president's negligent attitude towards the U.S. military during his eight years in office. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson exposes the terrifying, behind-the-scenes story of the years when the most irresponsible President in our history had his finger on the nuclear trigger. Dereliction of Duty is the inside story of the damage Bill Clinton did to the U.S. military and how he compromised our national security. From his laughable salutes, to his arrogant, anti-military staffers, the message came through loud and clear: the Clinton Administration had nothing but contempt for America’s men and women in uniform.

For two years, Patterson was the White House military aide who carried the “nuclear football,” which provides the President with remote nuclear strike capabilities. What he witnessed is shocking. In Dereliction of Duty, Patterson reveals:

  • How Clinton missed a golden opportunity to take out Osama bin Laden long before September 11, 2001
  • Why a minor “family matter” caused the Clintons to scramble a military jet
  • How a young Clinton staffer tried to divert a full Navy carrier battle group just so the President could have a photo-op
  • Why female stewards on Air Force One had to keep their distance from the President

But that’s not all. Colonel Patterson reveals that Clinton treated our nation’s most sensitive secrets and powerful weapons with cavalier disregard, while his aides regarded the military as just another tool for domestic politics.

Dereliction of Duty is the book every American concerned about our national security has been waiting for—written by a military man who was an eyewitness inside the Clinton White House, and who can no longer in good conscience keep silent.


Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub., 2004, Ă2003
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781596986787
1596986786
9780895260604
0895260603
Characteristics: 1 online resource (216 pages) : illustrations

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AlanReynolds Mar 05, 2013

When read from a retired military standpoint (especially as one who served through the Clinton years, one sees this book as more of a general comment on the professionalism and dedication to country (or lack thereof) by the President and his administration. The attitudes displayed by Hillary in particular illuminate the elitist yet low-class attitudes of this woman. A definiet read if Hillary runs for President.

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